Contents

September 17, 1967

26 Up Again Down Again
The tangled, twisted American League pennant race was gone again like Finnegan

30 For the Babe, a Week to Forget
Accused of visiting a mob hangout, Babe Parilli pressed so hard the Patriots lost when they could have won

32 Auto Racing's Fabulous Invalid
The dying art of dirt-track racing looked healthy as stars Mario Andretti and A. J. Foyt dueled in Indiana

34 What the Deuce Is Going on?
George Plimpton examines the strange cases of the 49-47 and 48-46 tennis sets

Pro Football 1967
48 New riches will bring new troubles in a long, hot winter

Scouting Reports

50 NFL WEST—COASTAL
56 NFL WEST—CENTRAL
62 NFL EAST—CAPITOL
68 NFL EAST—CENTURY
74 AFL WESTERN DIVISION
80 AFL EASTERN DIVISION

91 Setting up the Big Three
After some false starts it looks as if Buckpasser, Dr. Fager and Damascus will meet in the Woodward

108 Only a Game of Touch
A bunch of guys nearing middle age get together for a little friendly football that resembles a barroom slugfest

The departments

15 Scorecard
86 People
91 Horse Racing
97 Tennis
104 Bridge
129 Baseball's Week
130 For the Record
131 19th Hole

Credits on page 130

Cover painting by Frank Mullins

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Next week

"NINO! NINO!" the idol of Italy, is back in the U.S. to defend his middleweight title. In a fight preview, Gilbert Rogin reports from the Benvenuti and Emile Griffith camps.

A U.S. Prize for more than a century, the America's Cup is again the object of a foreign invasion. Yachtsman Carleton Mitchell and our cameras report on the races off Newport.

Fifty years after his college days, Paul Gallico reminisces about his career as an oarsman when rowing was the big sport on campus and sometimes even front-page news.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)